Viñales Valley, Cuba
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Spindoctors
N 22° 37.099 W 083° 44.542
17Q E 218097 N 2503864
Quick Description: This amazing landscape is home of the largest tobacco growing region in Cuba.
Location: Cuba
Date Posted: 1/12/2009 4:22:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM5JB8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 11

Long Description:
The Viñales valley is encircled by mountains and its landscape is interspersed with dramatic rocky outcrops, which resemble islands rising from a grassy sea.

The region's primary crop is tobacco, which is still to a large degree grown using traditional techniques.

The valley is home to many unique plants and animals, including: Mountain palm, Bee Hummingbird, Cuban Trogon, Cuban Tody, Cuban Solitaire and Cuban Grassquit.

The region's cliffs and caves make it a popular tourist location, particularly hikiers, spelunkers (cavers) and rock climbers.

The coordinates for this waymark will take you to the 120 metre long 'Mural de la Prehistoria'. Love it or hate it, thsi mural was painted by Leovigildo Gonzales in 1961 and depicts the evoution from life from amonites to Homo sapiens.

According to the UN Heritage listing, the quality of this cultural landscape is enhanced by the vernacular architecture of its farms and villages, where a rich multi-ethnic society survives, illustrating the cultural development of the islands of the Caribbean, and of Cuba.

To claim this waymark you can upload a photo from either the mural or the nearby town of Viñales.
Type: Natural

Reference number: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/840

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